S+L logo

Hopes and Challenges: A Conversation on the Papacy of Francis

May 1, 2014
The canonization of popes John XXIII and John Paul II together in one, historic ceremony was a moment of great joy and thanksgiving for the universal Church. But it was also an opportunity to reflect on the history of the past fifty years, namely, the Second Vatican Council and its ongoing implementation. In this extended interview from Rome, renowned Vatican analyst Gerard O'Connell sits down with Salt and Light to discuss the historical context, the hopes and the challenges to the developing pontificate of Pope Francis as two of his predecessors ascend the thrones of heaven.
*At the recent Consistory of Cardinals, Pope Francis conferred the Cardinals’ berretta first on the new Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and second, on Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the new Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.  This clearly indicates the priority Pope Francis is giving to the Synod of Bishops, which was one of the first fruits of the Second Vatican Council.

Related posts

Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For September 2018, we join the Holy Father in praying for Young People in Africa. ...read more
Abounding in Fruitfulness: Chapter Five of Amoris Laetitia
FacebookTwitter
Julian Paparella explores Pope Francis' thoughts on the fruitfulness of marriage and the unconditional, self-giving love of parents for their children. ...read more
Message from Pope Francis for the 4th World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
FacebookTwitter
Read the full text of the pope's message on the importance of water for the 4th World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. ...read more
Water and our responsibility to care for Creation
FacebookTwitter
Matteo Ciofi reports on a meeting held in Rome today on the importance of water ahead of tomorrow's World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. ...read more
Sr. Simone Campbell, a prominent voice for social justice in America, discusses Pope Francis' profoundly Christian understanding of economics. ...read more